National crime-prevention charity Neighbourhood Watch (OurWatch) has launched a new national Community Safety Charter enabling local organisations, groups, businesses and individuals to stand up against crimes such as antisocial behaviour, hate crime, intimidation, and harassment. NELwatch and VANEL have just signed up to the Charter (takes 2 minutes) and made the Pledge to help make […]
This week (30th May – 5th June 2022) is once again Neighbourhood Watch Week. If you’re already a Neighbourhood Watch group then it’s a week to celebrate or do something positive to make the most of the week. As it also happens to be Jubilee Weekend maybe your group has got a Street Party organised? […]
Once again, the national network – OurWatch – has launched their Crime and Community Survey. This is being shared across the whole Neighbourhood Watch Network and not only does it gather interesting feedback, it also helps OurWatch and their partners plan their campaigns and support for the year ahead. Read about the survey here and […]
Getting together at all has been a challenge for the past year. Maybe now is the time to start thinking about how all your neighbours could connect with each other now restrictions are lifting? As part of Neighbourhood Watch Week this year (5th-11th June), OurWatch has been suggesting that communities and Neighbourhood groups could be […]
This year National Neighbourhood Watch Week is from 5th – 11th June and the theme is all about connecting with your community. That might mean revitalising the connections in your street or area with your Neighbourhood Watch membership, or it might just be more generally making the most of the community around where you live. […]
The May edition of the e-newsletter from OurWatch is now out. Read the .pdf here. It’s a ‘bumper edition’ (their description) and there is indeed plenty in there in the buildup to Neighbourhood Watch Week which is coming up in June. Have a read and share with members of your group.
The monthly e-newsletter from OurWatch – the National Neighbourhood Watch Charity – is now published for April 2021. Well worth a read as always. Download the .pdf from here.
The March 2021 edition of the e-newsletter from the National OurWatch team is out. Download the .pdf here. This month includes a lot about scams but plenty more besides. Always a useful and interesting read. Don’t forget they come out monthly on the OurWatch website. Share with your neighbours.
The National OurWatch team have some money left from their Community Grants pot and the closing date is 31st March. If you’re a formally registered Neighbourhood Watch group then you can apply for a small amount of funding (£100-500) for a local community project. The application form is not complex but you’ll need to have […]
OurWatch – the National Neighbourhood Watch Network – carried out a survey in Summer 2020 and the findings have just been published. The Neighbourhood Watch National Crime and Community Survey 2020 results can be downloaded via this link. There’s a lot of results and charts in there, but it’s well worth flicking through if you […]
With over 10 million vaccinations so far it is important that we all keep making sure that the right messages about vaccines and vaccinations are reaching everybody. As community members or Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators we hope that you find this information useful and can keep spreading the word whenever you can. All of these sources […]
I am starting to hear local cases of dog walkers being followed and being asked questions about their dogs while out walking, even some people trying to snatch dogs from gardens while dogs are out doing their business. Recent national scam protection TV programmes are suggesting that drug dealers are using some of their ill […]
So, week 2 of lockdown, and we have leapt up from 5th nationally to 4th, with daily figures of new cases seemingly rising on a daily basis. As I travel doing my main employment and other volunteer work, I see many instances of what should not be happening – large gatherings at school gates with […]
Karl and I have both had time away from work, so this is me returning to the fold, fully refreshed. So, Covid 19 restrictions are lifting / closing, according to where you live, and what you may do for a living, and the confusion on proper and correct scientific evidence is as muddy as ever. […]
Over 20000 people have already completed the quick survey that OurWatch (the national Neighbourhood Watch network https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/) has open at the moment. The survey needs completing by tomorrow (21st August). The National Neighbourhood Watch Impact Survey is unique and an opportunity to contribute to the national conversation about how best Neighbourhood Watch serves our community. […]